The impacts of education and training on the labour market experiences of young adults

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Title: The impacts of education and training on the labour market experiences of young adults
Authors: Denny, Kevin
Harmon, Colm
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Date: 20-Apr-2000
Online since: 2008-12-10T16:39:37Z
Abstract: This paper uses pooled cross-section data on recent school leavers in Ireland to model the determinants of labour market status and wages for young adults. Firstly we use a multinomial logit model to analyze whether individuals exit school to employment, unemployment or higher education. Family background is an important predictor for participation in higher education reflecting the degree of rationing in the system. The level of educational attainment influences the probability of entering higher education or employment. The estimates for earnings functions show large differences across gender with males being rewarded significantly higher. The returns to training are positive though biased upwards by sample selection particularly for females.
Funding Details: European Commission, TSER programme PL980182; University College Dublin. Faculty of Commerce
Type of material: Working Paper
Publisher: Institute for Fiscal Studies
2000, The Institute for Fiscal Studies
Series/Report no.: IFS Working Papers; W00/18
Keywords: YouthEarningsEducation
Subject LCSH: Wages--Effect of education on
Labor supply--Effect of education on
Young adults--Employment
DOI: 10.1920/wp.ifs.2000.0008
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Language: en
Status of Item: Not peer reviewed
Appears in Collections:Geary Institute Research Collection
Economics Research Collection

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